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Research organisation opens its software to the world, hopes others follow

Jul 18, 2009, 03:05 (0 Talkback[s])
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Research organisation National ICT Australia (NICTA) has stepped up its support for open source software by launching the OpenNICTA portal where people can view and download software developed and licensed by the organisation.

NICTA's Trustworthy Embedded Systems Group Leader, Gernot Heiser, says "While Research organisations have been donating software back to the community] for a number of years but typically in an ad-hoc fashion and very often below the radar of the authorities," he said.

"Basically, it is done without telling anyone and in the hope that the lawyers don't catch on. This, of course, has the potential for creating major problems (for the organisation). So I think it is important that a systematic approach is taken."

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